A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is a great way to get a feel for an exciting career in the Navy, Army or Air Force, while gaining life skills, making new friends and developing leadership qualities you can take anywhere.

Follow our Gap Year members' experiences below

A year of excitement and discovery

It’s a unique opportunity to get a feel for a career in the Services, without committing to a longer period. In a Gap Year role you'll:

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